Winter Apple Pruning Day

Title: Winter Apple Pruning Day
Location: Orchards in Tavy Valley, near Bere Alston
Description: Do you have apple trees that need pruning, but not sure how to do it? Now’s your chance to be shown how – by an expert!

The first orchard has trees up to ten years old, whereas the second has some very mature thriving apple trees planted in 1926. In this way we will cater for apple tree owners with a variety of trees. This will give you the confidence to tackle your trees and will cover the pruning of neglected trees and formative pruning of younger trees. No ladder climbing required!

Tutor will be Charles Staniland. Who has many years of experience with such courses throughout Devon, and ensures that it is a “hands on” day.

You will need to bring outdoor clothing, strong boots, gloves and a packed lunch. You can bring any useful pruning tools, secateurs, saws, etc

The cost is £14.00 to Tavy & Tamar Apple Group members (non-members £19.00 but includes two years free membership of the Group).

To book your place, go to or email

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2013-01-26
End Time: 15:00